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5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 9/9 – 9/13

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. Harper Lee has settled in her recent lawsuit involving literary agent Samuel Pinkus. Potter fans around the globe celebrate the news that J.K. Rowling will be delving back into the Wizarding World with a new screenplay based on Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.  […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 4/29 – 5/3

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. **** A little bit of closure (or at least settlement) for Macmillan, that underdog of the Big 6’s battle with the DOJ. Simon & Schuster turns out to be a comeback kid: despite ongoing strife with B&N, they pulled up their profits […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 4/22 – 4/26

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. **** The Senate moved forward with the Marketplace Fairness Act, a.k.a. the Tax Laws Apply to Online Retailers, Too Act. Canada has (very politely) approved the Random Penguin merger. Avon Romance joins the gang of romance publishers making it easier for aspiring […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week: 1/7-1/11

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional should read to feel more informed and connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. Amazing what a little Wal-Mart can do: Bookscan started reporting book sales from Wal-Mart, and watched the mass-market category grow by big-box proportions, which is to say, around 65%. Turkish citizens have a lot of reading to catch […]

Book Piracy Made Easy, Or: Whose Book Is It Anyway?

Spoiler alert: with ebook discussions come  copyright discussions. There are so many layers to these issues that people more experienced than I are still figuring out. Bureaucratic acrobatics abound. I was most recently baffled by the situation of certain European publishers who are finding it harder and harder to sell rights to US publishers because they (the EU publishers) insist on retaining e-rights. Is this because they want to try their hand at their own global English e-distribution? I asked Lucinda Karter of the French Publishers Agency. Well, if they […]